Music Director Candidates

Chosen for Auditions

After receiving almost 100 resumes from conductors all over the world, Mid-Texas Symphony has narrowed its search to four candidates for a new music director. She or he takes the baton beginning Season No. 42 in 2019-2020. The final four candidates bring a wealth of experience and innovation a unique the to the podium. Each brings to the podium a unique history and educational background in symphonic music. 

For the past eight months, a 10 member committee of dedicated Mid-Texas Symphony musicians and board members have given much attention and time to the search, which will fill the role of Mid-Texas Symphony music director relinquished by 22-year veteran, Maestro David Mairs, at the end of this the 2017-2018, our 40th Anniversary Season. 

“There is no way I can adequately express my gratitude to our generous donors and supporters!” says Mairs of his distinguished career with MTS. “You have invested not only your financial resources, but also your hearts and your spirits in our orchestra. Your support and attendance helped us build a musical and service organization in which all of us can take pride.”

Mairs goes on to say that, it is time for a new artistic leader to take MTS on a journey into the Future. 

Each candidate conducts a concert of the 2018-2019 Season: four concerts, four candidates. It is an opportunity for the community to continue to participate in Mid-Texas Symphony’s musical journey. A survey completed by audience gives feedback on the candidate’s style, performance and fit.  They conduct a symphony from the classical cannon and the remainder of the program builds upon their selection.  They also conduct a children’s concert for fourth and fifth grade students. Their task will be to pull excerpts from the classical concert program for the kids and present the material in way that kids “get”. 

“The candidates will receive a list of symphonies from which to choose,” says Adrienne Stone, MTS music committee chair. “We want to see how they handle a major work as well as experience how she/he presents to adults and students.”

Check back soon for Season 41 details.  The candidates' programs and solo artist will be revealed! Subscriptions are on SALE NOW. Call and we can help you renew.  IF you are a subscriber - keep your seat- you know YOUR seat is the BEST seat in the house. NOT a subscriber? Add your name to our mailing list and we'll send you our season brochure.

Questions?  830.463.5353 ask for C.J. or Nancie.